Obituaries - September 29, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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RALPH CLEMENS,, 91, Campbellsburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at his residence.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired auto mechanic.
He was born April 23, 1919, at Ilion, N.Y., to Roy Clemens and Ruth Clemens.
His wife, Cynthia Clemens, survives.
A graveside service was held Thursday in Hopp Cemetery.


CHARLENE M. "CHARLY" PETERS, 78, Madison, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood, Ind.
She was a 1950 graduate of West High School in Columbus, Ohio and a retired director of Madison-Jefferson County Public Library where she worked for 30 years. After graduating from Ohio State University in 1954 with a degree in journalism, she worked at the newspaper in White Plains, N.Y. She was a member of Lutheran Faith but faithfully attended Prince of Peace Catholic for several years. She was also a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Association of University Women, PSI IOTA SI Sorority, Friends of the Library and was a Girl Scout leader. She was a founding member of the Girls Club and the Welcome Wagon in Madison.
She was born Jan. 29, 1932, at Fort Wayne, to Howard and Juanita Yaekel Bowers. On March 20, 1954, she married Gerald R. Peters, who survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Teresa "Terry" Thixton, Pekin, and Katherine "Kathy" (Carl) Taul, Versailles, Ind.; three sons, Michael H. (Kathy) Peters, Indianapolis, Bryan C. (Beth) Peters, Urbana, Ill., and Craig A. (Tomya) Peters, Gosport, Australia; a sister, Reta (Dewitt) Friend, Plain City, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Donna (John) Yaklevich; a brother-in-law, Daniel (Helene) Peters;14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Her parents and an infant daughter, Christina Peters, preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 2 p.m. Friday until time of service.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m.
Friday at Vail-Holt Funeral Home Hilltop Chapel, with Rev. John Meyer officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Library or Daughters of the American Revolution. Contribution envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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VIVIAN L. RUSSELL LOECHTE, 64, Pekin, died Sunday, Sept. 19 at her residence.
She was a member of the Pekin United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Kimball's after 45 years.
She was born Feb. 12, 1946, at New Albany, to Ralph "Tubby" Russell and Wilma Pixley Russell Foster.
Survivors include: her husband, Jerry Loechte, son, Jeffrey Croft, Pekin; two daughters, Denise Spencer, Calvert City, Ky. and Diane Lett, Pekin; a stepson, Jonathon Loechte, Salem; a stepdaughter, Wendy Martin, Pekin; a sister, Connie Terrell, Sellersburg; her stepfather, Carl Foster of North Carolina; seven grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Thursday, September 23 at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem


LEONARD E. CRANE, 72, died Friday, Sept. 17 at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
He was a retired employee of General Electric in Louisville and was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was born April 27, 1938, in Washington County, to Eli Clarkson and Lula Deweese Crane.
He was preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Lloyd Crane and Lowell Crane; and two sisters, Darlene Reece and Dorothy Haub.
Survivors include:his wife, Alma F. Evaline, two sons, Anthony Ray Crane and Leonard C. Crane, both of Corydon; two daughters, Sheila Kay Coffman, Marengo, and Anita Fay Ferguson, Lanesville; two sisters, Diana Worman, Bloomington, and Donna Woodward, Salem; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were condcuted on Tuesday, September 21 at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in Livonia Cemetery.

DONALD R. BUTCH GARVIN, 72, died on Monday, September 20, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
A native of New Albany, he was preceded in death by his parents, William and Edith (Orr) Garvin, and his wife Charlotte (Orr) Garvin.
He is survived by a daughter, Rebecca McShane, Georgetown; a brother, Tom (MaryJo) Garvin of Jeffersonville; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, September 25 at Seabrook, Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home, 1119 E. Market St., New Albany. Burial followed at Wolfe Cemetery in Georgetown.

HAROLD W. GREENLEE, 64, Marengo, died Monday, September 20, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Jeffersonville Indiana and was retired. He was a member of Kays Chapel Church, Volunteer for Blue River Fire Department and Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Kim (Simpson) Greenlee, son, Chris Greenlee, Salem, two daughters, Alesha Ash, Hardinsburg and Jayla Greenlee, Marengo, two brothers, Donald Greenlee, Wabash and Virgil Greenlee, Oregan, two grandchildren, Austin and Tyler Ash, and two nephews, Duane and Robin Greenlee.
Services were held on Friday, September 24 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Kays Chapel Cemetery.

CURTIS "HAPPY" BOWLING, 91, died on Wednesday, September 22, after a brief illness.
One of seven children born to Belva and Luther Bowling on April 16, 1919 in Clay County, Kentucky, he came to Washington County, Indiana in 1947 after serving in the U. S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific and was a member of the Enon Baptist Church. A property owner and proud farmer, he was riding his tractor and driving his red truck just a few days before he died.
The unofficial greeter of Salem because he loved to circle the Square, talking to everyone, telling stories, and offering a kind word, Happy would regale anyone who would listen with tales of the Depression, the purchase of his first car, the price of timber, or politics of the day. When his right index finger started pointing, you just knew a story was about to unfold.
He was preceded in death by one daughter Kathy Roy.
Survivors include his wife and best friend of 69 years, Willa Walker Bowling (Bill); daughters Sharon 'Shern' Weller and Yvonne 'Bunny' Perlberg, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Saturday, September 25 at Dawalt Funeral Home.

ANGELA DEUSER, 39, Georgetown, died Saturday, September 25, at her home.
She was born on July 1, 1971. She was a Christian and a member of Tunnel Hill Church and was the co-owner of Deuser Electric with her husband. Prior to her illness she also ran her own staging business.
She was preceded in death by her twin brother, Anthony Soliday and her grandmother, Sadie Soliday.
Survivors include her husband, Christian Deuser, two sons, Nathaniel Bowman and Corey Deuser, all of Georgetown, her father and his wife, Wesley and Fannie Soliday, Pekin, her mother and her husband, Charlotte and Robb West of Delaware, her mom and her husband, Ednalee and Darrell Mattingly, four sisters, Shona Bryant, Canton, Indiana, Cynthia Porter and Jessica McKinley, Salem and Chantel Firth, Arizona and one brother, Jonathan Kilburn, Salem and several nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted on Wednesday, September 29 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy should go to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.

DOUGLAS ELWANGER, 50, died Thursday, September 23.
He was a subcontractor for America Window Inc.
Services were held on Saturday, September 25 at Love Funeral Home with burial in Palmyra Cemetery.

FRANCES DARNELL, Charlestown, died Thursday, September 23 at her home.
She was born on July 6, 1928 in Richmond Kentucky to Smith and Ruth Baker Lawrence. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Jeffersonville, O.E.S # 327 and a past worthy matron of Henryville O.E.S #585.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Darnell, son Arthur Wayne Darnell and daughter Gayle Darnell.
Survivors include two daughter, Shelia Graebe, Charlestown, Bessie Samuels, New Albany, son James R. Darnell, Charlestown, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Tuesday, September 28 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.

JONELL H. MILLS, 69, Borden, died Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at University Hospital in Louisville.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Walgreens, was a member of Safe Harbor Community Church, loved bingo, playing cards and enjoyed traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Darlene Hutchens; a son, Troy Mills; a daughter, Trella Mills; and a brother, Nevin Martin.
Survivors include her husband, Doug M. Mills, a son, Trent (Marilyn) Mills, Louisville; two daughters, Tronna (Roger) Faulkenburg, Clarksville; Trinna (Rich) Walker, New Albany; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were conducted on Saturday, September 25 at Garr Funral Home in Sellersburg.

JASON THOMAS LEE GORE, 26, of New Albany, died Thursday, September 23, 2010. He was a member of Two Twenty One Club in New Albany, Indiana. He worked at Sports Time Pizza and frequented Jack’s Pool Hall.
He was born on March 21, 1984 in Louisville, Kentucky to Brenda K. (Thomas) Gore and Tony B. Gore.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Brittany Gore; brother, Trevor Gore; grandmother, Donna Thomas; grandfather, Donald Gore; niece, Melody Limon; and nephews, Adrain Limon and Jordan Rodriguez.
Services were Sunday, September 26, at Newcomer Funeral Home – Southern Indiana (formerly Generations Funeral Home) at 3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN 47150.
Memorial contributions may be made to Family Relief Fund - Jason Gore, MainSource Bank, 3610 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN 47150.

KELLY MICHAEL MURPHY/span>, 51, New Albany, died Sunday, September 26, 2010.
He was a graduate of New Albany High School and had worked for several local restaurants. Kelly enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping and was quite a storyteller.
He was born on August 27, 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Regina L. (Hoffman) and the late William R. Murphy. In addition to his father, Kelly was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. Edgar and Elizabeth Murphy and William G. and Clara Hoffman.
He is survived by his son; Sean M. Murphy of New Albany; mother, Regina L. Murphy of Floyds Knobs; brothers, Dennis B. Murphy and his wife, Merline of New Albany and John D. Murphy and his wife, Laura of South Jordan, Utah; sister, Noreen McHolland and her husband, Ernie Moore; nieces and nephews, Kennedy, Ryan, Mara, Reyna and Emma; aunts, uncles and several cousins.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home – Southern Indiana (formerly Generations Funeral Home) at 3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany. Burial will follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus – the Community Hospice of Southern Indiana.

CARL F. EMS, 92, of Borden, died Monday morning, September 27, 2010.
He farmed with his wife, Edith, and raised acres of strawberries and pumpkins among many crops on one of the first U-pick and no-till farms in the area. He was one of the first land conservation farmers in the region. He also was an expert carpenter and homebuilder and helped build St. Mary’s Navilleton Parish Hall over 50 years ago. His home and farm were the source of education and experience in good work ethics and loyalty to family and friends for his children and many nieces and nephews. Carl was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Navilleton Church, Floyds Knobs.
He was born on August 9, 1918 in New Salisbury, to the late Jacob and Mary (Buechler) Ems. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Edith M. (Smith) Ems and his daughter, Sharon (Ems) Thomas.
He is survived by sons, Steve ( Evy) Ems, of Sloatsburg, New York, Jake (Susie) Ems, and Ted (Denise) Ems of Floyds Knobs; daughters, Carol (Bobby) McMillin of Fredericksburg, Linda (Jim) Jones, and Dotti Whitaker, all of Georgetown, and Cindy Ems (Duke) Mills of Borden; 23 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 12 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 30, at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, October 1 at St. Mary’s Navilleton Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

DARRELL R. SHIREMAN, SR./span>, 74, Corydon, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
A native of New Middletown, he was preceded in death by his parents, Burrell and Mary (Rowe) Shireman. He was a member of Landmark Apostolic Church in Corydon.
Survivors include, his wife Linda (Pardon) Shireman; sons, Darrell R. (Karen) Shireman, Corydon, Kevin Shireman, New Albany, Allen (Geraldine) Shireman, Elizabeth, Gary (Tracie) Shireman, Borden, Timothy Shireman and Jonathan Shireman, both of Corydon; a brother, Billy (Karen) Shireman of Sellersburg; a sister, Susie (Marvin) Moore of Henryville; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 3 from 1-8 p.m. at Seabrook, Dieckmann and Naville Funeral Home in New Albany.
Services will be Monday, Oct. 4 at noon at the funeral home with Burial to follow in the SCI-Graceland Memorial Park.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Landmark Apostolic Church.

MARCELLA WILKERSON BLACK/span>, 90, Deputy, died Monday, September 20, at Hanover Health and Rehab Center in Hanover.
She was a farmer’s wife and worked as a clerk to Temperly’s General Store in Kent and then at Nay’s Store, Gaffney’s Grocery and Hanover Hardware. She was a member of the Kent Rebekah Lodge and the Kent Homemakers’ Club. She attended the Sharon Hill Presbyterian Church and was a member of the New Washington Presbyterian Church and was also a member of the Hanover United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie Black Shepherd of Madison; one son, James T. Black of Richmond, two grandsons, three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services was held Thursday, September 23, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with the Rev. Jeanne Winter officiating.
Burial was in the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Hanover.

KATHLEEN BEGLEY/span>, 82, Austin, died Monday, September 20, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
The Breathitt County, Ky., native was a member of the First Baptist Church in Austin.
Survivors include a son, Larry Begley of Hawaii; sisters, Martha Bingham of Chicago, IL., Louverney Pearson of Miamisburg, OH.; brothers, Jackson Sebastian of Austin and Ed Sebastian of Florida; one grandchild.
Funeral service was. Saturday, September 25, at First Baptist Church in Austin with the Rev. Lloyd Camp officiating.
Burial will be in the Austin Cemetery in Austin.

DONALD E. SHIELDS, 80, Louisville, died Sunday, September 26, at the Baptist East Hospital.
He was a retired insurance specialist with the Kentucky Department of Insurance and served his county in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Diane, a son, Tom; daughters, Kay and Laura; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, September 30,a t 12 noon at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road with burial to follow at Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be form 2 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday).
Arrangements handled by Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home of Scottsburg.

JOSEPH GRANT MCCORD, 70, Madison, died Thursday, September 23, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
The Milton, Ky., native was a laborer for Williamson Heater was a time study supervisor. He also owned his own business called “Wood Crafts by McCord. He was a faithful member of the Green Road Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean King McCord of Madison, his daughter, Tamberly Jo Green of Madison; his son, Joseph Allen “Joe” McCord of Madison; two grandchildren; his brother, Roger McCord of Milton, Ky., three sisters, Cathryn Cull of Milton, Ky., Colleen Snell of Milton, Ky., Wilanna McDole of Milton, Ky., and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was Tuesday, September 28, at Green Road Baptist Church in Madison with the Rev. Richard McDole officiating.
Burial was in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Ky.,. Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre was in charge of the arrangements.

KAY CLEM, 59, Scottsburg, died Friday, September 24, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
The London, Ky., native was a retired employee of Cummins Engine Company in Columbus and was a member of the Underwood Baptist Church in Underwood. And a former member of the Scott County Saddle Club.
Survivors include her husband, Brad Clem; a son, John B. Clem, Jr., of Scottsburg; a daughter, Sherri Keith of Austin; a brother, Billy M. Kemp of Scottsburg; three sisters, Sharon Richey and Debbie Abner, both of Scotttsburg, and Kim Lyons of Somerset, Ky., four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services was Monday, September 27, at Collins Funeral Home.
Cremation was chosen.

S. JOYCE TURNER-GRAMMER, 52, died Tuesday, September 21, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Survivors include a son, Kyle Turner of Grammer; daughter, Jessica and Ericka Turner, both of Scottsburg; two grandchildren; two brothers, Archie Turner Jr., of the Philippines; Wiley Turner of Sadieville, Ky.; two sisters, Judy Turner Bowie of Minneapolis, MN., Joe Turner of Sadieville, Ky.
Funeral was Sunday, Setpember 26, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus.

LARRY P. STEDAM, SR., 78, Lexington, died Friday, September 24, at his home near Lexington.
The Cross Plains native, was inducted into the United States Army and served during the Korean War in the Motor Pool he worked for the Kentucky Electric Corp. in Madison and retired as a maintenance supervisor he also farmed He was a member of the Paynesville Christian Church.
Survivors included thee daughters, Joyce Aldridge of Deputy; Patty Drew of Hanover, Kim Garland of Lexington; his son, Larry P. Sedam of Lexington; his sister, Betty Brwon of Madison; caregiver, Shirley Gray of Deputy, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be today (Wednesday) at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison at 11 a.m. with Joe McKay and Pastor Mike Cammack officiating. Burial will be in the Kent Cemetery in Kent.
Visitation will be after 11 a.m.
The Jefferson Post No. 9 of the American Legion will present the flag presentation at the graveside.

PHILLI[ JOURDOUN MULLINS/span>, 70, North Las Vegas, NV., died Friday, August 20.
The Knot County, Ky., native was a painter and an assembler for the New York Blowers.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Lawson Mullins of North Las Vegas, NV., a son, Ronnie Dale Mullins of North Las Vegas, NV., a daughter, Marilyn Myers of North Las Vegas, Nv; two grandchildren; eleven brothers and sisters: Sylvia M. Mullin of Austin, Herbert Mullins, Jr. of Austin, Marie Rice of Austin; Mable Walker of Austin, James A. Mullins of Kalamazoo, Mi; Audrey “Faye” Buck of Austin; Obra Mullins of Michigan City, Betty J. Barger of Austin, Mary A. Martin of Columbus, Dorothy Campbell of Greenwood and Carmel J. Mullins of Austin, many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was conducted at Austin Christian Church on Saturday, September 25. Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville handle the arrangements.

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